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Weekend Picks: Healthy dining spots

Tiger Lily Cafe, at 156 East Main Street

Tiger Lily Cafe, at 156 East Main Street in Port Jefferson draws a diverse crowd. (Dec. 26, 2009) Photo Credit: John Griffin

As Spa Week wraps up this weekend, you can continue healthfully pampering yourself at dinner. Actually, these eateries would be good for you even if you haven't spent any time on the massage table.

Sweet Tomato in Glen Cove is a casual, quick and satisfying choice for soups, salads, panini, wraps, focaccia. The soup selection may include Caribbean red lentil and a chipotle sweet potato bisque. "Peanut butter lover's" wrap, grilled cheese, among the winners.

Sweet Tomato, 170 Forest Ave., Glen Cove; 516-671-4481,

Tula Kitchen in Bay Shore emphasizes healthful dining in a pleasing setting. Notable fare includes the appetizer for two, with hummus, spinach pie and Greek salad; roasted asparagus salad with beans and feta cheese; baked salmon cakes; Asian noodle salad with grilled chicken.

Tula Kitchen, 41 E. Main St., Bay Shore; 631-539-7183,

Juices, smoothies, energy shakes, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free -- lots of choices at the Tiger Lily Cafe in Port Jefferson. Nonvegetarians will enjoy the place, too. Good blue cheese Newport salad, carrot-ginger soup, melted Cheddar sandwich, freshly squeezed juices.

Tiger Lily Cafe, 156 E. Main St., Port Jefferson; 631-476-7080,


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